It’s Canada Week here at the Track Superfan’s blog. Why? Because I have Marc Ouellet in my conclave fantasy league.
The basics: I ask three questions, you answer (either in the comments below, by tweeting me @tracksuperfan, or by e-mailing me at tracksuperfan@ yahoo.com if you don’t want others piggybacking off your answers). I randomly select among correct answers for a massive $5US Tim Horton’s gift card (which could turn into a new car with their Roll Up the Rim game). Yesterday’s questions were about Canadian sub-4:00 milers, and the winner was Jeremy Rae — who happens to be one of those Canadian sub-4:00 milers.
Today’s questions are about famous Canadians who were once highly competitive athletes but who are not famous because they were athletes.
Your three questions:
Easy: What famous writer for the New Yorker was a champion 1500 metre runner as a youth, running faster at age 15 than Cam Levins did in his entire high school career?
Medium: Which Prime Minister was once a 100 yard Canadian record holder?
Hard: What turn-of-the-century Toronto financier had been, in his youth, a champion miler of both Canada and the USA?